Tom Voychehovski

Pediatrician, 70 years old, armchair philosopher, co-creator of Philozophy.


How did the Universe begin?

My universe began with my conception! It's in my continued learning!

January 15, 2017

What is the Universe made of?

My Universe has been built since my birth with my instincts, my experiences and the experiences of other people I learned from. It is solid and real. Maybe there is a Nobody's Universe, independent of our personal worlds, but I seriously doubt it.

January 15, 2017

What is the origin of good?

Eusocial hominids, using mirror neurons, created and genetically encoded altruism and friendship. Surviving evolved into the drive to cooperate and to understand. The wisdom -understanding- translates socially into good, true and beautiful.

January 15, 2017

What is the origin of evil?

Survival instincts and natural selection. We supposed to grow up and transform fear and greed of the caveman into the understanding and wisdom. I guess, we need to work harder on that. Tempus fugit.

January 15, 2017

Is there free will?

As I have built my world, I am responsible for it and for my actions, even if sometimes I don't know what I am doing. I feel that I have many freedoms, but in the same time I realize that I am a part of the cosmic interdependent web of causality.

January 15, 2017

What is the nature of the mind?

The Mind is a cluster of functions of the brain. Thinking and feeling create my experience while consciousness, memory, attention make possible of me being aware of the performing these very functions. It is a concept, like a joy or pain.

January 15, 2017

How do you find happiness?

With effort and intention of love, curiosity and gratitude, the results exceed expectations. It is transient, subjective and trainable. Practice to become happiable- ready for happiness.

January 15, 2017

How do you find truth?

Truth is relative and mythic. It is what has been working for long time and for many people as a human nature and it is civilzation dependent. So, I am trying to find wise books and wise friends to trust and then to ask.

January 15, 2017

What is the meaning of life?

Being curious, doing good and having fun. It is how I am trying to build and understand my world. Sharing it with others makes it meaningful and significant and beautiful.

January 15, 2017

What is the role of evolution?

The evolution is probably the most important algorithm human invented to understand the world. It tries to explain how simple organisms evolved in Time and how the level of entropy and complexity can be so uneven across all dimensions.

January 15, 2017

What happens after death?

I will live on in others. If one does good for the reward after death, one will not be rewarded, if one does good to avoid punishment, that is one's punishment. The judgement? It occurs inside our heads. Immortality? Sure, what you sow, you reap.

January 15, 2017

Who or what is God?

The animal and then human intelligences were built through the process of the evolution. It is an awesome system, which we are trying to understand, often heroic and Divine. Gods are the parts of human mythology, therefore a part of human nature.

January 15, 2017

What is going to happen to humankind?

Miraculously we will understand our unity, stop fighting, stop overpopulating, stop wasting resources. We will see our relatedness as Love and Friendship between us. Only then we will build a better world. A piece of cake but we need to hurry.

January 15, 2017

What question is missing?

What is the human nature?

January 15, 2017